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unanimous support for that. our two chief negotiators, rose and ellen are here, and they did a terrific job, and we've had a very positive endorsement of it by former secretaries of state and defense of both parties, the joint chiefs have come out, everybody's come out for it. and, you know, it's a pitical issue. i wish it weren't because most of these treaties, you know, pass 95-0, 90-3. they have huge overwhelming majorities in the senate. but we know that we have, you know, political issues that we have to address which we are and talking to those who have some questions. but i hope at the end of the day the senate will say, you know, some things should just be beyond any kind of election or partisan calculation and that everybody will pull together and we'll get that s.t.a.r.t. treaty done which i know from my own conversations, it'seen as a really important symbol of our commitment to continue working with the russians. >> just one last question, then i'll open it up to our members. you're about, as you said, to head back to the middle east for the resumption of the israeli/palestinian
this our top priority. my chief of staff, ellen, the district director met in memphis. brittany johnson, who is the director in the area of health care, the whole office worked on the issue and we brought it as a bill, but we also had it included in the first health care bill that the health care bill that passed this house. and it was featured in the speaker's bullet points about what it could possibly do for infant mortality, for this to be the largest outreach program that the federal government has ever engaged in and this is an authorization to find answers to the problem of infant mortality. of course, because of the situation of politics in the senate, we had to go to a reconciliation, there wasn't a conference committee, and this part of the health care bill wasn't included because the senate didn't have it and reconciliation didn't allow it for proposals like this that didn't add to it or decrease from the budget. this was an authorization, so it didn't make it to the final phase because of what happened in massachusetts. that hurt us in what can be an important step forward fo
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